Meet the Dragon Lady who aims to be a genderless reptile

2019-08-15 16:11

It’s a transformation that’s included 18 horn implants, the removal of both ears and splitting the tongue so it’s become forked.

The world's first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

2019-06-09 11:55

Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile — an albino lizard no bigger than a finger.

Judge bitten by black mamba to be cremated in Zambia

2019-05-23 12:49

Cape Town Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died after a black mamba bit him, is expected to be cremated in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, according to his family.

There's a snake on my stoep! This is how to handle slithery visitors

2018-10-17 14:22

Spring is snake season and the reptiles can be found anywhere - in bedrooms and kitchens and urban gardens. Here's what to do should you encounter a snake, or get bitten by one.

Snake eyes: Reptile found in hard drive at Miami airport

2018-07-10 20:02

A man with a python hidden inside an external hard drive have been stopped from boarding a Florida plane headed to Barbados.

Gecko does 'striptease'

2017-02-08 22:16

A newly-discovered gecko uses a weird but ingenious tactic to evade capture: it strips down to its pink, naked skin and flees, leaving its attacker with a mouthful of scales,

Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

2016-09-21 11:01

The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...

Slip of the tongue: Chameleon's sticky secret revealed

2016-06-20 21:34

A stunningly efficient hunter, the chameleon relies on an impressive biological arsenal that includes colour-changing camouflage, panoramic vision - and lots of patience.

WATCH: Zim farmer pries huge python from bakkie

Watch a Zimbabwean farmer prying a massive python from under the bonnet of his bakkie.

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Peru snakes go public

2016-01-21 19:30

Venomous snakes are getting a little respect in Peru, with a small museum keeping 57 to teach the public about them.


WATCH: Durban family finds 2.3m black mamba at sliding door

2019-06-18 13:47

A family in Westville, Durban, had an unexpected visitor at their door earlier this month. WATCH.

WATCH: Huge 3m alligator breaks into woman's home

2019-06-05 07:57

A commotion that woke an elderly Florida woman was caused by a monstrous reptile in her kitchen. WATCH NOW.

WATCH: Police apologise after using snake to extract confession from suspect

2019-02-12 13:39

Indonesian police apologised after a video circulating on social media showed officers using a snake to extract a confession from a suspect.

PICS: Australia monster croc caught after eight-year hunt

2018-07-11 15:14

An elusive monster saltwater crocodile weighing 600kg has finally been caught after an eight-year hunt in Australia, officials say.

Komodo dragon attacks tourist in Indonesia

2017-05-04 15:43

A komodo dragon, one of the world's largest lizards, attacked a tourist in Indonesia who was trying to photograph the giant creatures feasting on a goat.

Croatian customs save 715 turtles

2016-11-24 20:40

Croatian customs authorities say they have prevented the smuggling of 715 live turtles, a protected species in the European Union's newest member state

Sex life of Diego the Tortoise is legend

2016-09-14 18:31

Diego the Tortoise is quite the ladies' man, and his exploits have helped save his species from extinction.

Crocodile attacks sleeping camper

2016-04-25 20:07

A 19-year-old on a family camping holiday in northern Australia had a lucky escape when he fought off a crocodile which bit into his foot as he slept.

124 crocodiles suffocate in Mexico truck trip

2016-02-11 11:20

More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities say.

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies

2016-01-20 16:01

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill.

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